Lightweight Landscape Photography Workflow: from capture to final product

  Photography can be super lightweight. This is one of the appeals of mirrorless cameras such as produced by Sony or Fujifilm. But such beautifully lightweight cameras are not worth a dime if one carries around tons of equipment. Gear acquisition syndrome (GAS) contributes to this problem. After all, you did not buy the right…

Italian Summer – Street Photography with Fuji X-T1

Holiday time is still at its peak with most people being out of the office – so am I. The holidays began with a 1700 km roadtrip together with a friend through Germany, France, Switzerland and Italy.  In my lugage my newest aquisition the X-T1, which I got for a real bargain price in exchange…

Assorted Street Photographs Around the World – Magnum Photography Awards 2017

Today marks an important milestone for me. I participated in my first photography competition. But not any competition – the Magnum Photography Awards 2017. For those unfamiliar with Magnum Photos: it is one of the most prestigious international photographic cooperatives which can count among its founders people like: Robert Capa, David “Chim” Seymour, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, William Vandivert,…

Street Photography as Story Telling

Many street photography tutorials discuss reoccuring topics, such as focussing techniques, composition, candid shooting, etc. However, I believe that one topic is underrepresented – storytelling. Many composition principles in street photography are the same as in other kinds of photography. In addition, there needs to be some additional element of interest in the scene as well –…

Outdoor Portrait Photography with Flash and Sunlight  (3 Photographs)

Despite a good start with an overcast morning, to my disapointment, the day became really nice and sunny. Clearly, not very ideal conditions for an outdoor portrait shoot in the winter with leafless trees. This time again, my good friend Verena volunteered to model for the photo shoot. On short notice, I could not get…